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Mythology Featured on Early Indian Banknotes

The origin of the universe can be explained by modern astronomers and astrophysicists, while archaeologists and historians try to clarify the origin of human societies. A mythology is a collection of stories about a specific culture or religion. They often feature supernatural characters. Continue reading Mythology Featured on Early Indian Banknotes

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

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Kushana Empire

The word Kushan derived from the Chinese term Guishuang, which refers to one of the branches of Yuezhi. The Kushan Empire was a Syncretic Empire; this empire was formed during the 1st century CE; in the Bactrian territories. Continue reading The Kushana Empire

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

India is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites; ranging from natural wonders to architectural marvels. While some are keepers of the magnificence of history, others are a safe and lush haven for biodiversity to flourish. These majestic UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India featured on stamps which were issued on 16 March 2020. These sites have received the prestigious status because of their natural and scientific significance. Continue reading UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India featured on stamps

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

Elephant God Featured on Coins

“The one who has a Curved Trunk, Who has a Large Body and Whose Splendour is similar to Million Suns”! Deep in a cave on a hill in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, archaeologists found a Gupta Era sculpture which is believed to be the oldest dateable representation of the Elephant God Ganesha. The Udaygiri Ganesha is considered to be the oldest representation of the Lord Ganesha in the country. Apart from these sculptural marvels, the Elephant God Featured on Coins is a marvelous example of skilled artisanship. Continue reading Elephant God Featured on Coins

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

fashion on stamps

The great things about fashion are that it always looks forward- Oscar de la Renta! The universal language which conveys the though without speaking is fashion. Since eons fashion has changed according to society’s needs. For many, changing fashion is also a cultural status or style statement. Continue reading Changing fashion on stamps part 1

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

The 167 years old Legacy of Indian Railways has wrapped enormous memories in regards to technology, infrastructure, the partition of the country, and ownership from British time to the Indian government. Every one of us has some or other unforgettable imprint of the Indian railway on our lives. Continue reading Will Legacy of Indian Railways be Continued?

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

Awadh was a Princely State during the British rule in India. The Political unity of Awadh can be traced back to the ancient kingdom of Kosala with Ayodhya as its capital. The region is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and it is ruled by different dynasties like Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, East India Company, and the British. Continue reading Coinage of Awadh Princely State

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

Four eyes are better than two – Pipolem! Eyes are the mirrors of your inner thoughts, but specs can give even a better view to them. Specs are rays of warmth to the people with weaker vision. Today, more than half of the world population wear specs.  Powered glasses are the bright ray of light in the mainstream spectrum and also a style statement for many. It is not surprising that many of the great leaders had the specs. Many say Specs come with age, which is a myth. Anyone from any age group today can get specs. As it’s a part of the society we can see many leaders and icons Specs portraits on coins. Continue reading Spectacular Indian personalities: Specs portraits on coins part II

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

Specs portraits on coins

Better angle your specs, before seeing this world as crooked – Pipolem! It is quoted beautifully by a numismatist that currency or coins do not miss anything; the circulating coin represents the picture of the present society in some or the other way. A similar statement can be said for the Republic India coin, they illustrate a different aspect of India through them. One of the eyes-catching themes is the spectacular personalities or Specs portraits on coins. Continue reading Spectacular Indian personalities: Specs portraits on coins

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

Newspapers – the Quiet Voice of India

Sunday Morning! A cup of steaming tea and freshly delivered newspaper! This was, once, an ideal morning scene in many households. As the headlines were read, all the exhausting mornings of the week were forgotten. There was a time when news came from three sources Akashvani, Doordarshan, and Newspaper. A newspaper was the most favorite! As appose to the endless noise of Electronic Media Newspapers – the Quiet Voice of India truly came with a solace. Continue reading Newspapers – the Quiet Voice of India

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.